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Knit Tea October 2022

Eisaku Noro, the founder of Noro Yarns, passed away on September 9. Find out more about him here. Southern California teen Noemi Mendez crocheted her Quinceanera dress Knitwear designer Veronika Lindberg knitted and crocheted her wedding dress. She chronicled the journey on her youtube channel. She also released a book of patterns, Knit This! around… Continue reading Knit Tea October 2022

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Publishing Roadmap Release!

It's a little late, but the Publishing Roadmap is out now and available for download from my shop. This booklet looks at Traditional, Small Press/Indie, and self publishing, as well as things like writing for websites and magazines. There's also basic marketing info, a guide to hand selling your books, and worksheets and checklists you… Continue reading Publishing Roadmap Release!

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Knit Tea

Knit Tea is a semi-regular podcast segment that I've decided to bring over to the blog. If you know of any news or events from the yarnosphere (not pattern releases or sales) drop me a line and I'll include it! August 18-21, 2022--Camp Ida-Haven in McCall, Idaho will be hosting the Fiber.Love.Retreat. $325 covers a… Continue reading Knit Tea

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Writing WIPs

Now that Magic in Midtown is out, and a series is complete, what am I working on right now? My current project is finishing the rest of the Midnight Radio series. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a running series of spooky, Cthuhlu-esque short stories I’m running over on patreon. You can read… Continue reading Writing WIPs

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Magic in Midtown Release

That's right, it's release day! You can now pick up the second book of the AJ Marshall series on Amazon & on Gumroad. Remember, if you want anything other than whatever the current standard kindle format is, head on over to Gumroad where I list .mobi, .epub, .pdf, and any other requested formats (leave a… Continue reading Magic in Midtown Release

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Magic in Midtown Cover and Q&A

Sorry, which book is this? I've referred to this as Magic in the Jazz Age previously, but have been unhappy with that title for a while. This is the title my patrons voted on. You can vote on titles, character names, plot points, and more over on Patreon. What series is it from?This is the… Continue reading Magic in Midtown Cover and Q&A

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Feline Fine, Part II: Our cats’ favorite things

There is nothing our cats like better than watching the birds out the window--and waiting for us to come home on the rare occasions one of us leaves (even if it's just to take out the trash). They can see everything with their two window perches. The suction cup style hammock can hold up to… Continue reading Feline Fine, Part II: Our cats’ favorite things

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Feline Fine

It's been a while since we had an update on the clowder, hasn't it? The Cattrap Hotel and Day Spa is still up and running; we catch strays around the community and take them to the local shelter where they can get medical attention and be adopted out. We don't have room for any new… Continue reading Feline Fine

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10 Steps to Take After Finishing Nanowrimo

This is a very broad question, and it's one that I get asked all the time. So, here is a brief guide to the first steps you can take after completing that Nanowrimo novel (or other manuscript). Remember that publishing/writing is a slow process. Nothing is going to happen tomorrow. Let it rest. Let the… Continue reading 10 Steps to Take After Finishing Nanowrimo

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Finished Objects

I haven't been writing as much about my knitting here since I started the podcast. Let's fix that, shall we? SocksI've been knitting a lot of vanilla socks, because they keep my hands busy while I'm researching or editing and make those tasks more enjoyable. I've finished three pairs in the past few months. L… Continue reading Finished Objects